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Leadership

Meet our trustees, president, vice presidents, and regional campus chancellors.

The Board of Trustees

The Trustees of Indiana University are IU’s governing board and legal owner. IU alumni elect three of the nine trustees, and Indiana’s governor appoints the other six, including one student. The board meets four times a year, and meetings are open to the public.

President

Pamela Whitten
Pamela Whitten
President

Pamela Whitten, a visionary scholar, became IU's nineteenth president on July 1, 2021.

President Whitten's biography Office of the President

President's Cabinet

Rahul Shrivastav
Rahul Shrivastav Executive Vice President and IU Bloomington Provost

He was appointed provost and executive vice president in 2022. He serves as the chief academic officer for the IU Bloomington campus community.

Rahul Shrivastav’s biography Provost and Executive VP
Jay L. Hess, M.D.
Jay L. Hess, M.D. Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs

He became vice president for university clinical affairs in 2013 and was appointed executive vice president in 2018. He is also dean of the School of Medicine and administers all nine of the school’s campuses.

Jay Hess’s biography IU School of Medicine
Latha Ramchand
Latha Ramchand Executive Vice President and Inaugural IU Indianapolis Chancellor

She was appointed as the inaugural chancellor of IU Indianapolis in 2024. She previously served as executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of Missouri.

About Latha Ramchand Inaugural Chancellor and Executive VP
Susan Sciame-Giesecke
Susan Sciame-Giesecke Vice President for Regional Campuses and Online Education
Brenda Stopher
Brenda Stopher Chief of Staff to the President and Vice President for Strategic Operations

She was appointed as chief of staff in 2022, and as vice president for strategic operations in 2024. In her roles, she advises the president on a wide range of operational and organizational initiatives, and works closely with executive leadership on the attainment of the president’s strategic goals.

Brenda Stopher's biography Office of the President
Dwayne Pinkney
Dwayne Pinkney Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

He was appointed in 2021. He is the university's top fiscal officer and oversees budgetary and financial issues across nine campuses.

Dwayne Pinkney's biography EVP for Finance and Administration
Hannah Buxbaum
Hannah Buxbaum Vice President for International Affairs

She was appointed in 2018. She is also the John E. Schiller Chair in the Maurer School of Law.

Hannah Buxbaum’s biography International Affairs
Russell J. Mumper
Russell J. Mumper Vice President for Research

He was appointed in 2023. He oversees research development, administration, and compliance for the university’s expansive research enterprise.

Russell Mumper's biography Research
Nancy Paton
Nancy Paton Vice President and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

She was appointed in 2022. She leads University Communications and Marketing and works with leaders across the university to help tell IU’s story.

About Nancy Paton Communications and Marketing
J T. Forbes
J T. Forbes President and CEO, IU Foundation

He was appointed in 2022. He previously served as chief executive officer of the IU Alumni Association.

J T. Forbes's biography IU Foundation
Scott Dolson
Scott Dolson Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

He was appointed to the position in July 2020. His work with IU Athletics started when he served as a student manager for the men’s basketball team in the ’80s.

Scott Dolson’s biography IU Athletics
Todd Richardson
Todd Richardson Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

He was appointed in 2022. He is responsible for leading human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, organizational design, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and people operations for all of IU’s campuses.

Todd Richardson's biography Human Resources
Rob Lowden
Rob Lowden Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

He was appointed in 2020 and leads university-wide IT services on all nine campuses.

Rob Lowden’s biography Vice President for IT and CIO
Thomas A. Morrison
Thomas A. Morrison Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities

He was appointed to the position in 2009 and is responsible for the physical infrastructure and development of IU’s nine campuses.

Thomas Morrison’s biography Capital Planning and Facilities
Anthony Prather
Anthony Prather Vice President and General Counsel

He was appointed to the position in 2022. He advises IU’s Board of Trustees and administration on legal issues and serves as the point of contact on all legal matters involving the university. He reports to both the president and the Board of Trustees.

Anthony Prather's biography VP and General Counsel
Michael Huber
Michael Huber Vice President for University Relations

He leads IU's government relations efforts at the state and federal level, as well as economic engagement, partnering with Indiana business leaders and communities to enhance the vitality of the state.

Michael Huber’s biography University Relations
James Wimbush
James Wimbush Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

He was appointed in 2013 and is responsible for leading the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Wimbush holds the Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership and is a professor of business administration in the Kelley School of Business.

James Wimbush’s biography Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier Vice President for Student Success

She was appointed in 2022 and works with leaders across all campuses to develop and guide the implementation of strategic initiatives to enhance the student experience.

Julie Payne-Kirchmeier’s biography Vice President for Student Success

Regional campus chancellors

These chancellors lead IU’s regional campuses.

Dennis M. Rome
Dennis M. Rome IU East Chancellor

He was appointed in 2023. He is a former IU Bloomington professor of African American studies and criminal justice with broad, collaborative experience in academic and student affairs.

About Dennis Rome IU East
Susan Elrod
Susan Elrod IU South Bend Chancellor

She was appointed in 2019. She previously served as the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Susan Elrod’s biography IU South Bend
Ken Iwama
Ken Iwama IU Northwest Chancellor

He was appointed in 2020. Previously, he served as the College of Staten Island’s founding vice president for the Division of Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations.

Ken Iwama’s biography IU Northwest
Mark Canada
Mark Canada IU Kokomo Chancellor

He was appointed to the role in 2022. He previously served as IU Kokomo’s deputy chancellor, as well as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. 

Mark Canada’s biography IU Kokomo Office of the Chancellor
Deborah Ford
Deborah Ford IU Southeast Chancellor

She was appointed in July 2023. An IU alumna, she previously held leadership roles at universities in Wisconsin, Florida, and Kentucky.

Deborah Ford’s biography IU Southeast

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